Sports Shorts

Former Bulldog star wins gold in Sochi

Former Ferris State hockey standout and current Pittsburg Penguin Chris Kunitz became the Bulldogs’ first Olympic gold-medalist during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Kunitz helped lead Canada to a gold medal finish over Sweden and, earlier, the United States. This finish is Canada’s second consecutive hockey gold as they took gold over the US in 2008.

Canada won the contest over Sweden 3-0, as Kunitz himself sealed the game with the last goal of the game near the midway point despite being badly cut after a collision on the boards. Kunitz finished the tournament with a +2 mark, with eight shots and one goal.

Canada never trailed in a game during the tournament and is the first team to sweep the contest and win gold undefeated since the Soviet Union in 1984.

DeShone goes wild for women’s basketball

Senior guard Sarah DeShone posted 27 points and tied a school record with seven three-pointers as the Bulldogs downed the Cardinals.

Already known for her three-point shot, DeShone dropped seven of nine threes as Ferris beat Saginaw Valley 83-75.

Throughout her career as a Bulldog, DeShone has been one of Ferris’ most reliable shooters and one of the program’s best three point shooters, along with former standout Kenny Brown, in recent school history.

DeShone finished the game with 27 points, six rebounds and two assists in the victory as the Bulldogs move to 9-13 in the late season.

Ferris will next host rival Grand Valley on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Ferris State football schedule in place for 2014 season

The Bulldogs will have five home games and six away games in the 2014 season, including a second consecutive home matchup against GVSU.

Ferris will also hold the battle for the Anchor-Bone on home turf for a second year in a row as Ferris is slated to play Grand Valley on Sept. 20.

The 2014 season will kick off on Sept. 4 against McKendree University. The Bulldogs will travel to Illinois for the first ever matchup against the Bobcats.